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Pesticide Registration & Labeling
- Pesticides must be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA registers pesticides and pesticide labels for specific uses. The pesticide manufacturer must provide safety, environmental and other data to support the registration. Pesticide labeling must conform to the EPA registration. Federal and state law prohibit sale or use inconsistent with label directions.
- In exceptional cases, DATCP may register pesticide products (not registered with EPA) to meet special local needs in Wisconsin. Special local needs registrations must comply with Wisconsin Administrative code section ATCP 29.72.
Some pesticides are registered as restricted-use pesticides that may only be used by certified applicators.